Grand Street Cafe
Grand Street Cafe

Grand Street Cafe

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://grandstreetcafe.com/
  • Phone: 8165618000x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:00am - 4:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm, Sunday: 2:00pm - 9:00pm; Sunday Brunch: 10:30am - 2:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Miguel Medina
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (bar only), Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Grand Street Cafe is available to cater events from a few people to a few hundred people. Let their culinary team create an unforgettable menu specific to your event. Let us handle all of the details- from a cocktail reception to a multiple course dining experience.

    We can also accomodate your private party here at the restaurant! Seating from 8 to 400, ask how you can rent private rooms to fit your needs.
  • Special Events: Happy Hour Monday - Friday 3pm - 6pm with great drink specials- $3 glasses of wine, $ 2.25 draft beer, $3 well drinks

    Thursday half price bottles of wine (under $75)

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Emmanuel Cleaver II Blvd.
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Unlike typical Plaza parking, Grand Street Cafe guests may park curbside to the restaurant in our very own parking lot
A word from Grand Street Cafe
Get comfortable, settle in, and let us introduce you to the Grand Street Cafe. The food is great, hearty and honest. It is also innovative and exciting without being flighty. Grand Street uses the freshest seasonal ingredients as they become available. Their commitment to freshness and quality is first and foremost. So, come in, relax, and let the Grand Street Cafe treat you to a little hospitality. Grand Street Cafe is one of the top restaurants in Kansas City. Rated "Excellent" by Zagat for 2005 and 2006. Rated as one of the best restaurants in the city by the readers of Ingram's magazine. Winner of numerous awards for Best Sunday Brunch, Best Service, and Best Business Lunch. So come see what all of the accolades are about, and don't forget the fantastic Happy Hour!
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Brunch
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Lunch
Grand Street Cafe reviews from OpenTable diners
119 reviews since June 27, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.2
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
93% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (65)fit for foodies (55)special occasion (54)great for lunch (54)great for brunch (50)good for groups (45)great for outdoor dining (43)romantic (26)notable wine list (24)hot spot (11)vibrant bar scene (10)kid-friendly (9)late-night find (9)scenic view (8)Show More
  • Won't be back
    Diner
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    We hadn't been to Grand St. Cafe in years so decided to give it a shot. What a waste of a night out! The waitress was completely clueless about the menu and didn't know how to open our bottle of wine. The food arrived cold. So we returned it and the manager asked us to "save the warm part" on another plate rather than redo the entire meal. We nearly laughed when he gave me a plate with a 1/2 eaten asparagus. We definitely won't be back there....
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  • cool
    fred
    Dined on 10/8/2014
    The atmosphere was excellent....I had a guest in from out of town and her comment was "this is a cool restaurant"
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    fit for foodies
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  • Quality dining
    Edwiq
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    We like the atmosphere in the restaurant. The service was great, and the food was very nice and presented well. We will dine there again, and soon.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • kinghouseVIP
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    We were in a hurry and our server was extremely attentive and got us out in plenty of time.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Bob46VIP
    Dined on 9/30/2014
    An excellent restaurant with creative, fresh food. Our waitress was exceptional
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Tough Steak
    alice
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    I ordered the steak salad, medium. It was well done and too tough to eat. The other members of the party were pleased with their food. The service was very good, very friendly. The ambiance very nice as well.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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  • Satisfied
    HappyDinerVIP
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Great restaurant with very good food and atmosphere. I highly recommend it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • great evening
    happydinersVIP
    Dined on 9/23/2014
    Always dependable for food. Varied and interesting menu.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love This Place!
    Plazafoodie
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    This is one of our favorites. It is perfect for so many occasions. I have had lunch, dinner & hosted a couple of business & family parties at this wonderful restaurant. The food is delious & appeals to all. I highly recommend a visit b
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great
    Courtney
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    We were seated right away and our server was great. The food never disappoints, always one of my go-to restaurants around the plaza.
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  • Great salads
    prof
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    The grilled salmon salad was excellent. The dessert (cake) was way above expectations.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • New Menu
    Renhouse
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    They are working out a new brunch menu at Grand St. So far, not working so great. Cinnamon rolls were much worse than usual, quiche was terrible and the new huevos rancheros was not as good as I've had it before. I think the attention to the new dishes led them to slack off on the old tried and true.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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  • What went wrong?
    munchieVIP
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    We have always loved the brunch here. This week the quiche was dry, too dry to eat. The fish salad was quite strange. If they wish to try new things it shouldn't be on customers. We can't imagine it passing any kind of taste test. They did improve upon the fruit from past weeks. At least it was cut up enough to fit on your plate. We have always given Grand Sttreet high marks, but, not this time.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, romantic
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    I was very happy with everything, service, food taste, wine and drink, except that I ordered the scallops and I received 3 total. This would have been fine if they had all been large, but one was very small, one was medium sized, and one fairly large, and frankly for 28 dollars, I expected more. The rest of the entrees in my group seemed so large compared to mine.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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  • Classic
    amckc
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Grand Street Cafe, in my opinion, is an often overlooked restaurant since it's tucked away and not quite on the Plaza. However, it is truly a hidden jewel. The food is amazing, and the atmosphere is laid-back upscale. I've never had a dish that I didn't like, and the service is always great. I would highly recommend this restaurant to anyone living in or visiting the KC area. The portions are huge! My Mother and I split the chicken and there was more than enough to satisfy. I also had the house salad and it was amazing, I think I'm still having dreams about that salad, actually. And definitely take a look at the dessert tray. Wow. That's all I can say.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great lunch spot
    ConcertVIP
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Had a wonderful lunch. Thge swordfish was delicious and we shared a wondrful apple desert. Parking is always great here.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Very Good
    Foodie
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    I believe they overfeed you! Between the menu, the buffet and the sweet rolls - it is an amazing deal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • LaurenceVIP
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    I have dined at Grand Street on many occaisions and always had a good experience, but Monday evening was a disater! Terrible service, less than stellar food - and this was not a busy evening at the restuarant. I hope things improve fast!
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  • foodiel
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    This was an outstanding location for brunch. The service and food were fantastic with plenty of options for gluten free folks like me. We will definitely be back many times.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Just wanted to say thank you.
    CreatingMemories
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    The only small draw back was the service. He was a little slow refilling the drinks and checking back with us, but made up with his very pleasant and eager to please personality.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great place, great food
    rdcap98
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    This was my first time visiting and I'm only sad that I waited so long to do so. I'd seen the sign for the restaurant many times but just wasn't sure what to think based on the location (it appears to be in a boring office building, but that's just from the back - it's very nice when you enter the right door!) The food was amazing (I had the Thai shrimp wrap, my friend had the chicken salad). I wish we could have ordered a little bit of everything. I'll definitely be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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  • Grand Street Cafe Kansas City
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Excellent waiter, Joe. Food we'll prepared and tasty. Had egg rolls, beet salad and trout entree Music was too loud to have conversation but was turned down upon request.
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    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • HungryVIP
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    We went for Sunday brunch. I had the salad with salmon. Salad was a bit soggey; salmon was okay. The buffet saved the day, especially the shrimp. I think I prefer your 4-6 small plates special to the brunch. I'll be back, but probably not for brunch.
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    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great place for brunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    This is the second time I've been to Grand Street Cafe for brunch. Both times were great. There is an abundance of food on the appetizer bar and a very nice assortment of entrees to choose from. The food is high quality and obviously freshly prepared. The service was great. It's a great spot for couple or for groups. We will definitely be returning.
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    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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  • Very good menu
    JGT458
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Had a martini then shared a couple of small plates and split a pasta entre - everything was great. Really enjoyed the mushroom and swill spring rolls Very good dining experience
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    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    food and service was superb. one of the best restaurants in kc for the last 23 years
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Hidden Gem
    Sara
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    The only reason we found this place is because it was listed on Open Table and could accommodate our group of 10 on a Saturday night with short notice. So glad we chose it! The food was great and it was perfect for our group. Also, we loved their happy hour menu and took full advantage of that as the night wore on. I highly recommend this place.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • DenandRod
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Very nice! Food is very good, consistent each time we visit Grand Street. Service does not always match the food quality. Location is great - centrally located and on the Plaza.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always special
    TOGD
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    My wife and I have been eating at Grand Street pretty much since it opened. Although management and decor have changed over the years it remains one of the best fine dining experiences in Kansas City. A house specialty, the pork chop is always great and on our most resent visit the fish specials we had were excellent. I didn't realize there was such a thing as Israeli coos coos.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dining on the patio
    boboVIP
    Dined on 7/15/2014
    At lunch on a very nice day, the outdoor patio is a great place to dine. The lunch menu was nice--Charlie's Chicken Salad and a club sandwich with home made chips. The server was very attentive. Overall, a nice time.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding
    detroitdiner
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    Learned about this restaurant through Trip Advisor. The experience was fabulous, from the food to the server. Will definitely return when we visit KC.
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    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Don't eat at Grand Street Cafe
    awmax99
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    Food was bland, service was slow, won’t go back. The appetizer was the best part of the meal. But once it was eaten, the server never picked up the plates. Our water and soda glasses were empty multiple times. When the dinner plates came out, they had to remove our appetizer plates before she could set our dinner down. The food looked nice, but it wasn’t seasoned. Risotto was very bland and we had to add salt at the table to make it edible, salmon was way over cooked and tough. I had a hard time choosing between the filet minion and the scallops. The table next to us was presented with two specials while our waiter only gave us one. I would have loved to had the special filet minion and scallops.
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  • Burgers
    SuseVIP
    Dined on 7/8/2014
    You've brought back your good old recipe for hamburgers! Thank you!
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  • Just ok
    kellome
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    The service was excellent, however, the food was a bit disappointing.
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  • We eat outside and it was great.
    oscar123VIP
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    Grand Street is a great place for good food and we enjoyed eating outside on patio.
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    great for outdoor dining
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  • Gem on the plaza
    Kcmorem
    Dined on 6/30/2014
    Give this hidden gem a try great food and excellent service
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • John
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    Service was great with a reasonably priced wine list. Our fish was overcooked and flavorless.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 82 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 27, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.5
    • Food4.4
    • Ambiance4.3
    • Service4.5
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 932 reviews are from the Grand Street Cafe reviews archive.
  • kcfoodie
    Dined on 6/24/2014
    Great service; Great menu. Cool place just of the Plaza to grab a bite and hang out.
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    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for lunch
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  • A Tip
    hhanover
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    On the menu is a Chicken Ciabatta sandwich, which is good. However, if you ask the wait staff, you can get the same sandwich with a salmon filet substituted for the chicken, which is crazy good.
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    great for brunch, great for lunch
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  • So close to right.
    MrDoggity
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    My wife loved the Hanna Sauv Blanc and I got one of my faves - Estancia Pinot Noir. I ordered the wedge salad, and she ordered the beet salad. The service was very good. The beet salad was a solid triple - the only strange thing was a weird fig ball that neither of us could figure out, and it was dry and odd. Otherwise - great. The wedge - pretty good. Not enough bacon, and the WORST chicken I can recall ever paying for. Don't get me wrong, the salad was very good. Crisp, cold, superb dressing, mostly very good, but I would have opted for more bacon and omitted that nasty, flavorless, dry, tough chicken. If I order that wedge again, I'll tell them I'm allergic to chicken, because I am allergic to any chicken that bad. Mostly very good.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view
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